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Trek Equinox TTX 9.9 SSL

napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
edited August 2017 in Your road bikes
Having had fit issues with my last TT bike I bought this 2008 frameset at a bargain price. When I went to collect it I was astonished how light it was. Not as aero on the face of it due to normal brakes and separate rather than integrated front end but the fit/my position is the most important aero aspect.
I also managed to get some unused 3T Ventus II LTD bars.
I built it up with existing components, first ride out yesterday and it feels great. Fit is perfect and it's super stiff, accelerating noticeably quicker than my previous bike. It weighs nearly 2kg less too!
Too late to race any TTs on it now, that said I've had a leg problem (neural fatigue) the last few months so wouldn't perform anyway but I've a Half IM Tri in a couple of weeks where it will make it's debut.

35905834434_063fc8607a_k.jpg2008 Trek Equinox TTX 9.9SSL by NapD, on Flickr

35905834124_ba89a94ed9_k.jpg2008 Trek Equinox TTX 9.9SSL by NapD, on Flickr

Frameset - 2008 Trek Equinox TTX 9.9SSL
Wheels - Hed Jet 9 Black / Zipp 900 Disc
Tyres - Front - Vittoria Corsa Speed G+ (Tubeless) / Rear - Veloflex Master Tubular, Sram Red 1190 cassette
Bars - 3T Ventus II LTD with Zipp Race extensions. Custom 3D printed angled risers for arm pads.
Brakes - Front - Ultegra 6800 / Rear - Zero Gravity, TRP levers
Gears - Dura Ace 9000
Chainset - Quarq Elsa RS, variety of chainrings including Carbon Fibrelyte 55t.
Pedals - Speedplay with gold Ti spindles
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR TT1
Chain - KMC X11SL Gold
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